Through advocacy at the local, state and federal levels, the Y is:
- Bringing families safe and affordable child care and afterschool options
- Making healthy choices available in communities to help prevent chronic disease
- Ensuring that Ys have the ability to be a resource for healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the communities they serve
Local Y Partnerships
The Y works with your community and its agencies to bring programs and services to local families.
American Camping Association
All YMCA camps are ACA-accredited and meet established quality guidelines, procedures and practices.
The Minneapolis Beacons Network is a collaborative initiative between schools, community, and families with the mission to improve academic, social, and lifework development of youth in low-income communities.
The Y use the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets when developing youth programs.
The Y works with and is a resource for the Greater Twin Cities United Way which focuses on three key areas: Basic Needs, Education and Health.
YMCA of the USA
The Y is an interconnected global network with the resources and innovative solutions to help people reach their potential and make our communities stronger. There are YMCAs in more than 120 countries, each serving the unique needs of their community.